Amy Rubinate joins us today, offering Adventure, by Sherwood Anderson. Amy also visits Susie at Miss Susie’s Reading & Observations today, so be sure to check it out!
Adventure is offered in full for online listening through July 3rd. You can also purchase a download of this story via Downpour, with proceeds going to Reach Out and Read. The full compilation will be available for download from Downpour on 6/30.
Adventure is the harrowing and poignantly beautiful tale of Alice Hindman. In her early twenties Alice has a fleeting love affair with an older man; a journalist named Ned Currie. However, the affair means far more to Alice than it does to Ned, who leaves Winesburg for Chicago. After an initial exchange of letters Ned soon finds himself a new sweetheart leaving a tragically idealistic Alice vowing to “remain his wife whether he comes back or not.” As the years pass Alice keeps her word and stays loyal to Ned, and whose memory of seems to almost take possession of her. True to most stories in Winesburg, Ohio, Adventure shares a specific character’s past and present struggle to overcome the loneliness and isolation that seems to permeate small-town American life.
Amy Rubinate has been a professional actor and singer for over a decade. She has received AudioFile’s Earphones award, and her narration was selected as a Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction on Audio and Booklist Editor’s Choice Media 2012. Amy has a degree in Oral Interpretation of Literature, and won state and national awards for poetry reading. She has narrated and provided character voices for many interactive children’s books, toys and video games, and her one-woman cabaret shows have been performed in New York and San Francisco.
Susie is a librarian and audiobook addict who enjoys sharing her love of audiobooks with the world or just anyone who will listen!